SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec 15, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SunPower Corporation (Nasdaq: SPWR) a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of the world's highest efficiency, commercially available solar cells and solar panels, today announced that a team of SunPower volunteers will spend the day finalizing two of Habitat for Humanity's homes located on Murphy Avenue in San Jose. The volunteers will assist with painting and landscaping, readying the home for their new occupants.
"SunPower has experienced significant growth since its move to San Jose earlier this year and now it's time to step into a leadership role and give back to the community," said Tom Werner, CEO of SunPower Corporation. "With housing prices continuing to sky-rocket, it's very rewarding to help these families realize their dream of owing their own home. We are proud to support Habitat for Humanity and to volunteer our time."
Werner will join his colleagues who will donate their time today to put the finishing touches on two of five homes recently built by Silicon Valley Habitat for Humanity on Murphy Avenue. This project is the largest group of houses completed to date by the Silicon Valley Habitat for Humanity. Partner families have been chosen to occupy these residences and have completed in excess of 500 hours each in building these homes.
SunPower Corp. designs and manufactures high efficiency silicon solar cells and solar panels based on an all-back contact cell design. SunPower's solar cells and panels generate up to 50 percent more power per unit area than conventional solar technologies and have a uniquely attractive, all-black appearance. For more information on SunPower or solar technology, please visit the SunPower website at http://www.sunpowercorp.com . SunPower is a majority owned subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY).
About Habitat for Humanity International.
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Habitat has built more and 200,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1,000,000 people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. Silicon Valley Habitat for Humanity has completed 37 homes in Santa Clara County since 1992 and will complete an additional 20 homes over the next two years.
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